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Microsoft Access

MS Access is a highly flexible, robust, and reliable database program. Microsoft Access is the leading relational database management system in the world. We are a Microsoft Access developer company creating database applications for your business.

SQL Server

SQL Server is an enterprise relational database management system from Microsoft. We use SQL Server as the database server for data storage and data retrieval to and from Microsoft Access as well as other software applications, like ASP.NET and Azure.


Microsoft's application framework for web development produces dynamic web pages. ASP.NET provides web programmers with a platform for building dynamic web sites, web applications (web apps), and web services that require a web solution.

Microsoft Azure

MS Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing service. It is used for development, testing and deployment as well as managing software applications through a global network data centers managed by Microsoft. Azure now features SQL Server called Azure SQL.

We Are Your Microsoft Access Database Experts

The Best Microsoft Access Database Solutions owner, consultant, and principal programmer is Alison Balter - a recognized expert Microsoft Access consultant. Alison is the author of 15 Microsoft Access training books and videos. She is a frequent guest speaker at MS Access conferences and has developed hundreds of applications for businesses of all types.

We know your business data is important; we listen to your concerns, ask questions, and gather information from all stake holders. We discuss your needs and requirements for your database. We find out what you want, why you need various features so we can obtain as much information as possible. Once we have the information we need, we work with you to design the proper database architecture, plus the dashboards, the questions (queries), forms, and reports you need for an excellent database system.

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Microsoft Applications For You

Your data is important to your business and you need both to enter and retrieve data rapidly. The data stored in your company's database must be clean, secure, and allow for maximum usage. Our Microsoft Access developer team will create your Microsoft Access database for optimum efficiency with all the features you need. After we program your MS Access and SQL Server database you will have the capacity to manipulate your data so you get the information you need for every day activities and for making critical business decisions.

We also create websites designed for speed to display your data accurately, using ASP.NET technology. Fast, secure, and robust, our ASP.NET web sites and web applications give you true business tool for finding and displaying information dynamically on the web.

Example Projects

Corporate Database

Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database

Access Forms Development

Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database

Accounting Company

ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database

Corporate Reports

MS Access Report created with SQL Server database

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Best Microsoft Access database developer services in Springfield IL from MS Access Solutions

Sheldon Bloch, Oil and Gas Company

Alison from MS Access Solutions has provided both training and mentoring services to us over the past several years. Our developers use Alison Balter's books on programming with Microsoft Access as a desk reference. They have provided our staff members with much-needed training in Visual Basic, client/server development, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. This has helped us to ensure that our employees can properly keep up with the ever-changing technologies. MS Access Solutions has also provided our staff with mentoring on an as-needed basis, providing expertise that helped our in-house programmers to overcome various hurdles. More Reviews
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Lisa Dosch, Motion Picture Editors Guild - Local 700

Alison Balter at MS Access Solutions developed the application that helps us to properly service all of our members. This program handles billing, payments, tracking of jobs worked, available list, and other important data about our members. The system automates many tasks that were previously performed manually, allowing our employees to more cost-effectively use their time. This client/server system is used by employees in our Springfield IL and New York offices. MS Access Solutions and their staff worked with us to develop the necessary specifications and design documents, and then programmed, tested, and implemented the application throughout our organization. More Reviews

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Moving Things Around To move a single control with its attached label, you don’t need to select it first. Place your mouse over the object and click and drag. An outline appears, indicating the object’s new location. When the object reaches the position you want, release the mouse button. The attached label automatically moves with its corresponding control.

To move more than one object at a time, you must first select the objects you want to move. Select the objects using one of the methods outlined in the preceding section. Place your mouse pointer over any of the selected objects and click and drag. An outline appears, indicating the proposed new position for the objects. Release the mouse button when you have reached the position you want for the objects.

Sometimes you want to move a control independent of its attached label, which requires a special technique. If you click to select a control, such as a text box, and then you click and drag, both the control and the attached label move as a unit, and the relationship between them is maintained. If you place your mouse pointer over the larger handle in the upper-left corner of the object and click and drag here, the control moves independently of its attached label, and the relationship between the objects changes.

Aligning Objects to One Another

Access makes it easy to align objects. Figure 5.12 shows several objects that aren’t aligned. Notice that the attached labels of three of the objects are selected. If you align the attached labels, the controls (in this case, text boxes) remain in their original positions. If you select the text boxes as well, they will try to align with the attached labels. Because Access doesn’t allow the objects to overlap, the text boxes end up immediately next to their attached labels. To left-align any objects (even objects of different types), select the objects you want to align and then click to select the Arrange tab. Click Align Left in the Control Alignment group. The selected objects are then aligned (see Figure 5.13). You can align the left, right, top, or bottom edges of any objects on a form.


Don’t confuse the Control Alignment feature with the Align tools (Align Left, Center, Align Right) on the Home tab. The Control Alignment feature aligns objects one to the other, but the Align tools on the Home tab provide justification for the text inside an object.

Snap to Grid

The Snap to Grid feature determines whether objects snap to the gridlines on the form as you move and size them. This feature is found on the Arrange tab. If you turn off this feature (it’s a toggle), objects can be moved and sized without regard for the gridlines.


I prefer to leave the Snap to Grid feature on at all times. I use a special trick to temporarily deactivate the feature when needed: I hold down my Ctrl key as I click and drag to move objects. The Snap to Grid setting is then ignored.

This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.

When you need a Microsoft Access programmer for your Springfield IL business, phone call MS Access Solutions at (323) 285-0939. We have over 25 years experience in Microsoft Access programmer solutions. We create Access database applications for all sectors, consisting of hospitals, government companies, the U.S. military, universities, agriculture, workers services, and insurance provider. We can take care of the most advanced as well as complicated Access and also SQL Server database programming for your business as well as smaller projects, like fixing damaged Access database forms, MS Access reports, Access macros, and VBA code.

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